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1501 Mendocino Avenue
Santa Rosa
CA, 95401
United States
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707-527-4363
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Kevin Sea

WINE STUDIES AT SRJC IS FOR YOU!

In the world of wine, Sonoma County ranks among the premier wine production locations in the world. Sonoma County's winemakers and their products have dazzled consumers in the United States and around the globe as the wine industry has rapidly flourished in Sonoma County's renowned and spectacular wine country.

There's no better place for students to immerse themselves in wine studies than at Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC). The college is situated in the heart of the Sonoma County Wine Country. Wine Studies students enjoy hands-on learning at SRJC's Shone Farm, which includes 365 acres of vineyards, orchards, pasture, forest, and vegetable gardens. In this stunning outdoor laboratory overlooking the Russian River, students have an opportunity to harvest grapes in the Shone Farm vineyard and make wine at the Shone Farm Winery.

To support Sonoma County’s vital and successful wine industry, SRJC has developed a first-class Wine Studies Program, delivered by highly skilled and well-known members of the wine industry.  Wine Studies is a two-year program  leading to either an Associate in Science degree or a Certificate of Achievement in  on one of three areas of concentration:

  • Enology
  • Wine Evaluation & Service
  • Wine Business & Marketing

Most classes are offered in the evening. Our Enology class is offered as a "hybrid" course, with lecture online and labs in person on four Saturdays. In the fall the enology class starts in late October to accommodate people working harvest.

SRJC is the turnkey source for wine professionals in production, hospitality and lab analysis in Sonoma County. Please join us and study winemaking at Santa Rosa Junior College!

Wine Studies is a two-year program  leading to either an Associate in Science degree or a Certificate of Achievement in  on one of three areas of concentration:

  • Enology
  • Wine Evaluation & Service
  • Wine Business & Marketing

Most classes are offered in the evening. Our Enology class is offered as a "hybrid" course, with lecture online and labs in person on four Saturdays. In the fall the enology class starts in late October to accomodate people working harvest.

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Pick and Sip poster
Pick and Sip Saturdays at Shone Farm
Wine chemistry course
Wine chemistry course
Students in action.
Wine Chemistry course
Wine Chemistry course
Studying microbes found in must and wine

News Archive


SRJC welcomes new instructor- President of Hanna Winery
18 June, 2018

Christine Hanna is the President of her family’s winery based in Healdsburg and Santa Rosa in Sonoma County, California. She grew up at the home ranch, making tiny batches of wine with her father, winery founder Dr. Elias S. Hanna, in the late '70s and early '80s.

Christine came to work at Hanna Winery full time in 1991, first in public relations and marketing, then taking over the management in 1993. In her tenure, she has directed the winery’s growth from a few hundred cases to over 60,000, with national distribution and a robust direct to consumer program through two tasting rooms and three wine clubs. Christine has repositioned the winery’s focus to Russian River Sauvignon Blanc, a consistent award winner now representing more than half of Hanna’s production, and newly available in kegs. She transitioned the winery’s dependence away from purchased fruit to an estate program and began marketing fruit from Hanna’s vineyards to other leading wineries. She also launched the award-winning HANNA’s Reserve, Elias and Bismark Mountain tiers, to showcase the highest quality, small production wines made from the winery’s estate vineyards.

Christine is the author of The Winemaker Cooks: Menus, Parties, and Pairings, published by Chronicle Books in 2010. In the book, Hanna presents more than 100 recipes, drawing from local farmers' markets and her own Healdsburg home garden. Her menus are brought to life with 75 luscious photographs by Sheri Giblin, a San Francisco photographer. In sidebars throughout the book called “Ask the Winemaker” Christine answers the myriad questions about wine and winemaking that she’s asked every day by consumers. The Winemaker Cooks was one of three finalists for Best American Cookbook by the International Association of Culinary Professionals.

Christine’s recipes have also appeared in Food & WineSavor MagazineThe Tasting PanelImbibeCalifornia Home+Design, and on the syndicated television show In Wine Country, and she demonstrates them to consumers at cooking classes around the country, including Williams Sonoma, Sur La Table, Central Market Cooking School in Texas, and Apron’s Cooking School in Florida.

Christine is a past President of the Sonoma County Vintners and helped reposition the organization with its current focus on strategic marketing. She served on the Board of Directors for ten years. She also served as Chairperson for the Sonoma County Showcase and Auction, directing the popular consumer food and wine event, Taste of Sonoma.

Christine is passionate about improving the lives of all students through education. She is an Adjunct Professor in the Wine Studies department at the Santa Rosa Junior College. She currently serves as a Trustee for Sonoma Academy and volunteers for the Healdsburg Unified School District. She served as President of the Board of Trustees for the Alexander Valley Unified School District. Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and a master’s degree in creative writing. She has done postgraduate work in viticulture, enology, and business at U.C. Davis and Sonoma State University.

Christine is married and has two children. They live in Healdsburg on Fitch Mountain.


Pick and Sip Saturdays at Shone Farm and Winery
25 April, 2018

Wine Tasting, Farm and Produce Stand, Olive Oil tasting and more!

Lunch included with a purchase of Olive Oil or Wine

Activities will include: 

  •   FREE wine tasting (and sales!)

  •  FREE olive oil tasting (and sales!)—plus BYO bottle to fill with our bulk olive oil

  •  SEASONAL farm stand and U-Pick

  •  FREE kid-friendly games and activities

May 19th, 11 AM-3 PM SRJC Shone Farm, 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville 
 
For more information please E-mail: shonefarm@santarosa.edu or call 707-535-3712 

SHONE FARM Pick and Sip Saturdays at Shone Farm!
09 April, 2018

Starting this April, we will be having monthly events here at Shone Farm every third Saturday. 

 

Activities will include: 

  •   FREE wine tasting (and sales!)

  •  FREE olive oil tasting (and sales)—plus BYO bottle to fill with our bulk olive oil

  •  SEASONAL farm stand and U-Pick

  •  FREE kid-friendly games and activities

April 21, 11 AM-3 PM SRJC Shone Farm, 7450 Steve Olson Lane, Forestville 
 
For more information please E-mail: shonefarm@santarosa.edu or call 707-535-3712 
 
 

SRJC'S SHONE FARM WINERY PRODUCES PREMIUM RUSSIAN RIVER VALLEY WINE
29 March, 2018

Santa Rosa Junior College Shone Farm Winery was founded in 2008 and operates under the auspices of the Shone Farm Foundation, an auxiliary organization of the college. Located in the Warren G. Dutton Jr. Agriculture Pavillion in the Russian River Valley, the winery utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and winemaking procedures to ensure the production of premium wines indicative of the Russian River Valley appellation. The majority of the wines being produced are from estate grown grapes of Shone Farm. The Shone Farm Winery is committed to quality, and all wines must pass a rigorous review by a professional testing panel before being released for sale.

The wines are made by professional winemakers, with students learning the art of winemaking from crush pad to bottling.

Shone Farm has 84 acres of grapes that are sold to several Sonoma County premium wineries. In addition to commercial use, the vineyard also provides a venue for instruction. Students in the Viticulture Program spend time in the vineyard involved in various tasks; monitoring for pests and diseases, performing canopy management assessments, making crop projections for each commercial block of grapes, and pruning selected blocks.

We invite you to try the wines of Shone Farm and experience what we achieve when students and professionals winemakers come together to handcraft wine.
Cheers!

 

 

 


29 March, 2018

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Kevin Sea is the program coordinator in the wine studies program at Santa Rosa Junior College. Kevin has a Master's in Enology from UC Davis and a Ph.D. in biochemistry from UCLA. At Davis, Kevin researched the production of hydrogen sulfide during fermentation and, at UCLA he used yeast to investigate mutations in an enzyme-linked to Lou Gehrig's disease. Kevin most recently taught chemistry at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, where he developed a Chemistry of Wine and Food course. Kevin has worked at Beaulieu Vineyard, Stag's Leap Winery and at Vidal Winery in New Zealand. Prior to moving to the wine and science industries, Kevin was a Certified Public Accountant, having worked at Deloitte and Touche in San Francisco for six years.

When I first began at the Santa Rosa Junior College in 2013, I had intentions of completing a certificate and heading to work. After realizing how much I enjoyed studying Viticulture and Enology as well as many of my general education classes, I stayed to obtain my Associate in Science of Viticulture, Enology and Natural Sciences. The Viticulture and Enology program at the SRJC prepared me to be confident in my abilities, ready to jump right into a paid position in the field and inspired me to continue in my education at a four-year University. I hope to be accepted at UC Davis or Fresno State this year and will be working in the Dundee Hills of Northern Oregon to complete my fourth harvest. The SRJC’s passionate teaching faculty and hands-on approach allowed me to accomplish goals far beyond my original expectations and helped me realize my full potential! - Brian Hurley SRJC Wine Studies